Abu Haggag Mosque in Luxor - Egypt
Mosque of Abu Haggag (Arabic: جامع أبو الحجاج بالأقصر) is a mosque located in the Egyptian city of Luxor. Specifically, it stands atop the ruins of Luxor Temple, an Ancient Egyptian centre of worship dating back to the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the 14th century BC.
The design of this mosque resembles the design of the small Fatimid mosques, such as the Esna Mosque in Aswan and Al-Mashhad el-Bahari on the bank of the Nile.
The mosque was built on a small square area and has a small dome. The entrance to the mosque is on the west side. It is well known that some changes were made to the mosque in the Ayyubid era. The mosque was built in the northeast area of Luxor Temple. It probably dates back to the middle of the Fatimid era.
The entrance of the mosque has three arches, with heights of about 12 meters or 39 feet, covered with marble and faience. Probably this was one of the changes that was made in the Ayyubid age as manifested by the artistic style.
Inside the mosque, there is a niche of simple design that is free of ornaments. There is also a small grave in which Yousef Ibn Abdel-Raheem, known as Abu Al-Haggag, was buried. On the top of the mosque, there is also a row of balconies that were built with baked bricks as it was restored in AD 1914 by Khedive Abbas Helmy the Second.;
Address: Aboul Hagag Mosque
ش ابو الحجاج، Luxor, Egypt
Map for Aboul Hagag Mosque
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